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PTI’s Nadeem Abbas surrenders after arrest order

By The Frontier Post | July 29, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-winning candidate in PP-161 Nadeem Abbas on Sunday has surrendered before police after top court ordered his arrest. During the hearing at Supreme Court Lahore registry, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar directed to arrest the culprits within twenty four hours and put the name of accused on Exit […]

Afghan President invites Imran Khan to visit Kabul

By The Frontier Post | July 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday invited Pakistan’s next Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Kabul that he has accepted, a spokesman for Khan said. The Afghan president congratulated Imran Khan over victory of his Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party in the parliamentary elections on July 25. Imran Khan’s spokesman Naeem ul Haq […]

Man with no mandate is going to become PM: Saad Rafique

By The Frontier Post | July 29, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Khawaja Saad Rafique of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) asserted Saturday night that “a man with no mandate” Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan “is going to become the Prime Minister”. Speaking to the media after a count of the rejected votes from his constituency, NA-131, was completed, Rafique said despite Khan’s […]

Imran to take oath as PM before Aug 14: Naeem-ul-Haq

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Naeem-ul-Haq said on Saturday that party chairman Imran Khan will take oath as the prime minister before August 14. Speaking to media outside Bani Gala, Naeem said that the mainstream parties took a positive decision in the All Parties Conference, agreeing to attend the oath-administering ceremony. He further said […]

Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair resigns from post

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Fearing a non-ceremonial exit, Muhammad Zubair, a close aide of the former Prime Minister Nawaz who had worn in the Sindh Governor in February 2017, on Friday step down from the post after his party lost majority in the center. Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair said he has sent his resignation to President […]

PML-N concerned by performance, behavior of CEC: Ayaz Sadiq

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) leaders on Saturday cited grave concerns over performance and behavior of Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). As per details garnered, PML-N’s leaders held presser here in Islamabad Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, former speaker of National Assembly (NA) Sardar Ayaz Sadiq stated that […]

Global

Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars’

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

DUBAI (Reuters): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “America should know … war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” but he did not rule out peace between the two countries, either. Iran faces increased U.S. pressure and looming sanctions after Trump’s […]

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18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: military source

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

ABUJA (AFP): Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday. “Boko Haram elements attacked a village south of Daboua,” not far from Chad’s border with Niger, at around 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) on Thursday, the military source said. The […]

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UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

BRUSSELS (AFP): Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday. Dominic Raab, who replaced David Davis after he quit the role earlier this month in protest over the government’s Brexit strategy, said “some conditionality […]

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Gunman arrested after deadly Los Angeles store hostage standoff

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Police in Los Angeles arrested a man who took hostages and barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe’s grocery store on Saturday, ending a three-hour standoff during which he fatally shot a woman, authorities said. The man, who was chased by police after he was suspected of repeatedly shooting his grandmother and another […]

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Israel evacuates 800 White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

SYRIA (AFP): Israel has evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan for resettlement in Britain, Canada and Germany, Amman said Sunday. Founded in 2013, the Syria Civil Defence, or White Helmets, is a network of first responders which rescues wounded in the aftermath of air […]

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Myanmar’s Rohingya panel head refutes criticism by outgoing secretary

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

YANGON (Reuters): The chairman of an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body’s former secretary, saying the panel is effective and the government has acted on its recommendations. Former Thai foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai, who last year was picked by Myanmar to chair the […]

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Pakistan

LHC grants protective bail to PML-N’s Saad Rafique amid NAB investigation

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday has granted interim bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, who recently won the by-elections. Earlier, Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique had petitioned the court and stating that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could arrest them illegally. Earlier in the day, […]

Ruthless accountability need of hour: JI

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator SirajulHaq, has said that in order to establish a “Clean, Green and corruption free Pakistan” all big plunderers must be hauled up and the notion that some people were above the law must be negated. He was talking to different delegations at Mansoora on Sunday. The […]

Govt working under solid plan to bring stability: Shibli

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Shibli Faraz has said the PTI government was working under solid plan to bring political and economical stability in the country. Every department was contributing to achieve the country’s milestone and the positive result would be surfaced soon, he said talking to a private news channel. He said five […]

Those claiming to hinder assembly are already in God’s noose: Pervaiz

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

F.P. Report GUJRAT: Speaker of Punjab Assembly Chuadhry Pervaiz Elahi said, “those claiming to obstruct the procedure of assembly are already stuck under God’s noose.” After casting his ballot for by-polls in Gujrat on Sunday, he vehemently told media men that the government will complete its term, adding that the new government is trying to […]

Promises to be fulfilled as PTI believes in work: CM

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will fulfill the promises made with the nation as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) believes in less talk and more work. According to a handout, the CM was talking to various delegation belonging to Dera Ghazi Khan division, who met him […]

By-polls held in peaceful manner in 35 constituencies: ECP

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that the bye-elections in 35 constituencies were held on Sunday in a free, fair and peaceful manner. According to an official of ECP, voters exercised their right of votes to elect their representatives during polling time from 8:00am to 5:00pm without break. He said that for […]

Afghanistan

‘Peace basic desire of Afghans, top priority of govt’

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani has said peace is the basic desire of the people of Afghanistan and top most priority of the government and they are ready to take any step for peace and prosperity of the people. The president said this during a meeting with British High Commissioner for Pakistan Drew […]

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Japan announces $11.6m to improve Kabul road access

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Japan announced $11.6 million in new assistance for road projects in line with Kabul City Master Plan under an agreement signed at the Embassy of Japan here on Wednesday. The projects include construction of Maslakh Road, the Abdul Haq Roundabout as well as a new Makroyan Bridge, according to a statement from […]

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Turnout in voter’s registration process low

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The voter’s registration process for the upcoming parliamentary and districts council elections launched on April 14 has so far failed to attract maximum number of aspirants in capital Kabul and other provinces of the country. According to a survey conducted by Afghan Islamic Press in different provinces, most of the people are […]

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Sticker attachment slows voter registration, says MPs

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Some Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Wednesday expressed concern over the attachment of a sticker to paper identity cards of those registering to vote. The lawmakers were of the view that the sticker attachment had slowed down the voter registration process as so far 76,000 individuals have registered their names. The […]

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Sar-i-Pul hailstones kill thousands of sheep, goats

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk SAR-I-PUL: ‘Thousands’ of sheep and goats have been killed after being pelted by hailstones as large as 10 centimeters at various meadows in Kohistan at district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said Wednesday. Tajuddin Malakzada, the Kohistan at district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that people from different areas of Sar-i-Pul, Balkh, […]

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Dangerous gang of armed robbers busted

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A dangerous gang of armed robbers was busted by the Afghan security forces in Kabul before the gang manages to carry out more attacks to loot the city residents. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials are saying that the gang was busted during an operation of the Afghan National Defense and Security […]

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Business

Overseas Pakistanis remit US $16.25 billion

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $16257 million in the first ten months (July to April) of FY18, showing a growth of 3.92 % compared with US $15643.97 million received during the same period in the preceding year. During April 2018, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US $1650.59 million, which is […]

US consumer prices rise slightly

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US consumer prices increased modestly in April, pointing to a steady buildup of inflation that will likely keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual monetary policy tightening. Price pressures could soon get a boost from a tightening labor market. Other data on Thursday showed new applications for unemployment benefits holding near […]

Minister admits trade volume declines with Azerbaijan

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Trade volume between Azerbaijan and Pakistan has declined from US $ 58.26 million in 2015-16 to US $ 26.88 million in 2016-17 and a concerted effort is needed on both sides to increase the trade volume and economic cooperation. “The decrease in Pakistan’s exports to Azerbaijan in 2016-17 is mainly due to […]

Wall Street climbs as CPI data cools rate hike fears

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): The Dow Jones Industrial Average was on track for sixth day of gains and the S&P 500 edged past a key technical level after tepid inflation data cooled worries of faster interest rate hikes. A Labor Department report showed its consumer price index rose 0.2 percent, below the economists’ expectation of 0.3 […]

Sanctions on Iran to affect oil supply balance: Fitch

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

  Monitoring Desk LONDON: The reinstatement of U.S. sanctions against Iran and the resulting potential sustained loss of Iranian exports increase the chances that the global oil supply-demand balance remain in deficit in 2018-2019, Fitch Ratings has said. “This means that Brent oil prices may remain above 70 US dollars for some time, partly reflecting […]

Emirates airline profit soars to 124%

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Leading Middle East airline Emirates said on Wednesday its net profits had more than doubled last year, mainly on improved cargo business. The Dubai flagship carrier posted a 124 percent increase in net profit to $762 million (644 million euros) in the fiscal year ending in March. Despite the sharp increase, […]

Sports

First Pakistan Table Tennis Super League from April 12

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2018

F.P. Report MULTAN: The selection of players will be conducted on April 3 for first Pakistan Table Tennis Super League being organized by Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) from April 12 in Islamabad. President Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) Khawaja Hassan Wadood told APP here on Saturday that players selection would be made during the presence […]

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2024 Paris Olympics at risk of running €500m over budget

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk Paris:The cost of hosting the 2024 Olympics in Paris is at risk of running half a billion euros over budget and some sites may not be ready in time if plans are not revised, a French government report warned on Friday. The report by finance, sports and infrastructure inspectors called for Olympic village […]

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Lukaku scores 100th goal in win against Swansea

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2018

MANCHESTER (BBC): Romelu Lukaku scored his 100th Premier League goal as Manchester United strengthened their grip on second place and dented Swansea’s survival hopes. Lukaku gave United an early lead when he collected Alexis Sanchez’s pass to fire in with the aid of a deflection. Sanchez’s crisp strike soon doubled the advantage – only his […]

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Murad review arrangements Pak-West Indies series

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presiding over a meeting to review the arrangements of forthcoming Pakistan-West cricket matches has directed concerned authorities to make foolproof security. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Jam Khan Shoro, Syed Nasir Shah, DG Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed, IG police AD Khowaja, principal […]

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Arthur slams Aussie cricket culture

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: Former Australia head coach Mickey Arthur has spoken out on Australia’s ball-tampering scandal that has seen Steve Smith and David Warner banned for a year each. Writing in Australian publication, playersvoice.com.au, Arthur said that despite generational change, Cricket Australia and the national team had demonstrated no real willingness or desire to improve […]

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Sarfraz hails West Indies T20 series

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has backed the youngsters in his side to showcase their talent in the upcoming home T20 international series against West Indies. “The series will be a great opportunity for the young talent to get exposure and perform in front of their home crowd,” Sarfraz told media in Karachi. […]

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